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Encyclopedia > Labium
External female genitalia with the pubic hair entirely removed
Anterior view of the vulva of an adult female with the pubic hair removed

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The word labium may refer to: Labium, a part of the female external genitalia Labium (insect), a mouthpart of insects (the lower lip) Labium (wind instrument), a part of wind instruments such as the recorder Labia is the plural of labium. ... Image File history File links Cleft. ... Image File history File links Cleft. ... Pubic hair is hair in the frontal genital area, the crotch, and sometimes at the top of the inside of the legs; these areas form the pubic region. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 502 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (764 × 913 pixel, file size: 454 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) source: http://commons. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 502 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (764 × 913 pixel, file size: 454 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) source: http://commons. ... Pubic hair is hair in the frontal genital area, the crotch, and sometimes at the top of the inside of the legs; these areas form the pubic region. ...

Definition

Labium (plural labia) is a Latin-derived term meaning "Lip". Labium and its derivatives (including labial, labrum) are used to describe any lip-like structure, but in the English language, labium often specifically refers to parts of the vulva. For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Lip (disambiguation). ... A labrum (Latin for lip) is the large vessel of a warm bath in the Roman thermae. ... The external genital organs of the female are collectively known as the vulva (plural vulvae, vulvas)[1] or genitalia feminina externa[2]. In common speech, the term vagina is often used improperly to refer to the vulva or female genitals generally, even though, strictly speaking, the vagina is a specific...


Anatomy and medical

The labia majora are lip-like structures comprised mostly of skin and adipose tissue, which extend on either side of the vulva, and after puberty are naturally covered with pubic hair. When standing or with the legs together, they usually entirely or partially cover the other parts of the vulva. Parts of a vulva The external genital organs of the female are collectively known as the vulva (also sometimes called the pudenda). ... It has been suggested that Subcutaneous fat be merged into this article or section. ... The external genital organs of the female are collectively known as the vulva (plural vulvae, vulvas)[1] or genitalia feminina externa[2]. In common speech, the term vagina is often used improperly to refer to the vulva or female genitals generally, even though, strictly speaking, the vagina is a specific... Puberty refers to the process of physical changes by which a childs body becomes an adult body capable of reproduction. ...


The labia minora (obsolete: nymphae) are two soft folds of skin within the labia majora and to either side of the opening of the vagina. The clitoris is anterior to the vulva where the labia minora meet superiorly. The visible tip of the clitoris, the clitoral glans, is entirely or partially covered by a "hood" of tissue (the clitoral hood). The labia minora (nymphae) are two small cutaneous folds, situated between the labia majora, and extending from the clitoris obliquely downward, lateralward, and backward for about 4 cm. ... The vagina, (from Latin, literally sheath or scabbard ) is the tubular tract leading from the uterus to the exterior of the body in female placental mammals and marsupials, or to the cloaca in female birds, monotremes, and some reptiles. ... The clitoris (Greek ) is a sexual organ that is present in biologically female mammals. ... The Clitoral Glans is an external portion of the clitoris. ... In a female human anatomy, the clitoral hood, (also called preputium clitoridis and clitoral prepuce), is a fold of skin that surrounds and protects the clitoral glans. ...


The coloration, size and general appearance of the labia can vary extensively from woman to woman. [1]In some women the labia minora are almost non-existent, and in others they can be fleshy and protuberant. It is not uncommon for them to be asymmetrical. Some differences are purely personal, while others may be genetically linked; a striking example of the latter being the elongated labia minora of the Khoisan peoples, whose "khoikhoi aprons" can hang down up to four inches past their labia majora when they are standing.[2] Khoisan women with pendulous labia visible. ... Khoisan (increasingly commonly spelled Khoesan or Khoe-San) is the name for two major ethnic groups of southern Africa. ...


During sexual arousal, the labia become engorged with blood, typically swelling slightly and darkening or reddening in color. Turn on redirects here. ...


Labiaplasty is a controversial plastic surgery procedure that involves the creation or reshaping of the labia. Labiaplasty (sometimes spelled labioplasty) is plastic surgery of the Labia majora and/or the Labia minora, the external folds of the vulva. ... “Facial reconstruction” redirects here. ...


Social and cultural considerations

In most Western cultures, as the most visible portion of the female genitals, the labia are frequently considered to be private or intimate parts, the exposure of which is governed by fairly strict socio-cultural mores. An intimate or private part is a place on the human body which it is usually customary to keep covered with clothing in public areas, as a matter of decency. ...


Some women, particularly those involved in pornography or exotic dancing, seek labiaplasty to alter the appearance of their labia.[citation needed] Porn redirects here. ... For other uses, see Striptease (disambiguation). ... Labiaplasty (sometimes spelled labioplasty) is plastic surgery of the Labia majora and/or the Labia minora, the external folds of the vulva. ...


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References

  1. ^ Femalia. Joani Blank. 978-0940208155
  2. ^ Baker, John R. (1974). The ‘Hottentot Venus’. Oxford University Press. Retrieved on 2006-06-26.

Joani Blank (born 1937) is an entrepreneur, editor, writer, videographer, educator, and inventor in the field of sexuality. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

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Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... The external genital organs of the female are collectively known as the vulva (plural vulvae, vulvas)[1] or genitalia feminina externa[2]. In common speech, the term vagina is often used improperly to refer to the vulva or female genitals generally, even though, strictly speaking, the vagina is a specific... The cleft of venus or pudendal cleft is the furrow at the base of the mons veneris where it divides to form the labia majora. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Lip (disambiguation). ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ...

External links

  • The Y Project Collection - 20 photographs illustrating natural variety in labia
  • Lips variations - large collection of female genitals variations
  • sexy labia - website honouring the labia

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The numerator indicates the number of rows on A, the anterior labium, while the denominator indicates the number of rows on P, the posterior labium.
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labium Of an insect, the lower ‘lip’; of the mouth.
It is prehensile, and nymphs use it to capture prey by extending it at high speed and impaling the prey on...
One of the pair of jointed, sensory structures carried on the labium of the mouth of an insect.
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